By Eric Francis
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The former Dartmouth College security guard who fled the scene last October after he ran over a dead body lying on Interstate 91 reached a plea deal in court on Thursday.
Shane Harlow, 48, entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident in connection with the death of Dartmouth graduate student Mikhail Lomakin whose body was struck by three different vehicles after he left a party on foot in Hartford while highly intoxicated and apparently strayed onto the nearby interstate at two in the morning.
Harlow also pleaded guilty to two felony charges of sexual assault stemming from a completely unrelated set of incidents involving the molestation of two third-graders.
Judge Karen Carroll put off sentencing to await the results of a report being prepared by corrections officials as to what sort of sex offender treatment programming that Harlow might benefit from but the expected outcome of the plea agreement that was reached this week would be an overall 10-to-30 year sentence with all but five years of that time suspended.